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Old 02-26-2020, 10:40 AM   #1
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Buying greeting cards

Both Papyrus and American Greetings closed which were near me. I can't think of a single card store that's sill open.

Is everyone buying their cards online now?

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Old 02-26-2020, 10:41 AM   #2
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All the groceries have them in South Florida.
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:43 AM   #3
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We live in Quebec, Canada. We usually get greeting cards at the pharmacy.
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:49 AM   #4
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Ever grocery and drug store has them. I prefer the Paper Source sore near my office for nicer cards and staionary
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Old 02-26-2020, 12:32 PM   #5
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All the grocery/drug stores have them here too. Hallmark stores used to be common but not anymore. The dollar stores here now have a great selection of name brand cards normally found other places, and the price is sure right at a fraction of the cost. The price of greeting cards is obscene otherwise.
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Old 02-26-2020, 01:45 PM   #6
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All the grocery/drug stores have them here too. Hallmark stores used to be common but not anymore. The dollar stores here now have a great selection of name brand cards normally found other places, and the price is sure right at a fraction of the cost. The price of greeting cards is obscene otherwise.


Jeannie will use a gallon of gas to save on a card @ Dollar Tree..

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I buy nearly all our cards at Dollar Tree. Most of our family members live far away, so I normally buy the cards by the quarter. That is, January, February and March events all at once.

When I bring them home I address them and put the date they should be mailed where the stamp goes. I have a pretty brass letter rack where I keep them, in order, so no one ever gets forgotten.
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Old 02-26-2020, 04:24 PM   #8
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Jeannie will use a gallon of gas to save on a card @ Dollar Tree..

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You rock Jeannie..sounds perfectly logical to me!!
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You rock Jeannie..sounds perfectly logical to me!!
Yep! I just spent nearly $6 on a card at the grocery store. It was very pretty, but nothing that special to have cost that much. I didn't notice how much it cost until I happened to turn it over while getting it ready to mail. A dollar store card plus a gallon of gas would still be cheaper.
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Old 02-26-2020, 05:03 PM   #10
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Dollar store. My Mom stockpiled cards. I can usually find one in her stash.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:47 PM   #11
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When I was looking at Valentine cards, one Hallmark card I looked at was $13.95 at Walgreens. Uh no.

Usually shop the dollar store, Found cards this year at an independent bookstore, still a little pricey, but cool cards.
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:04 PM   #12
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I only buy a Mother's Day card, just 'cause. I have online cards from Jacque Lawson that I have sent out for birthdays and holidays. The website reminds me when to send and I like their cards for a $20 a year subscription.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:42 PM   #13
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I'm embarrassed to say that I'm so dang tight, that I make my own greeting cards! And they're pretty nice, even if I say so myself.

I have a CD, yes CD from American Greetings that has a gazillion different ways to make a card.

There's so much content out there on the WWW, if you've got a computer and a printer, you're golden dude!

I did though, just the other day, see the cutest Easter Card at Dollar Tree, to put into my Mother's Gift Box 2/$1

And then let's talk about the price of a USPS Postage Stamp … 55’ …

I stopped sending Christmas cards to everyone I know and only to loved ones
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I'm embarrassed to say that I'm so dang tight, that I make my own greeting cards! And they're pretty nice, even if I say so myself.

I have a CD, yes CD from American Greetings that has a gazillion different ways to make a card.

There's so much content out there on the WWW, if you've got a computer and a printer, you're golden dude!

I did though, just the other day, see the cutest Easter Card at Dollar Tree, to put into my Mother's Gift Box 2/$1

And then let's talk about the price of a USPS Postage Stamp … 55’ …

I stopped sending Christmas cards to everyone I know and only to loved ones
I haven't paid the going rate for stamps forever. Check out eBay and other sites. You'll be surprised how you can save.
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I haven't paid the going rate for stamps forever. Check out eBay and other sites. You'll be surprised how you can save.
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I have sometimes made cards. I never considered that being miserly or tight. I usually use wildflowers that I have collected and dried.
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:01 AM   #17
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I bet those are really pretty, taxy.

I buy several greeting cards a few times a year at Dollar General or Dollar Tree. Most are $1 ea. or 2 for $1. I refuse to pay $4 to $6 per card.

We had an interesting thread about this a year or so ago. I'll still send greeting cards in the mail - people of all ages love to get them.

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Our former roommate had 3 big boxes of cards, she wrote on the top what holidays or occasions were in which box. We are STILL using the sympathy cards, but birthday and Christmas cards seem to go quickly. Some birthday cards we will get from a store, depending on who they are for and if want to include something in the card.
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